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Unsung Heroes Of Rock 'n' Roll


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* Preface to the Da Capo Edition * Preface to the Revised Edition * Foreword * Introduction * Jesse Stone: He Who Controls Rhythm * Big Joe Turner: Steak for Breakfast, Gal Meat on a Rainy Day * Nat King Cole: Beyond Pink Cadillacs * Louis Jordan: Hep and the Art of Alto-Sax Repair * Wynonie Harris: The Man Who Shook Down the Devil * Charles Brown: From the School of Cool, Endlessly Drifting * Ella Mae Morse: The Cow-Cow Girl * Cecil Gant: Owl Stew, and All That * Amos Milburn: The Chicken-Shack Factor * Roy Brown: Good Rockin' Tonight * Louis Prima: Gleeby Rhythm Is Born * Ming and Ling: The Chinese Hillbillies * The Treniers: Their God Wore Shades * Stick McGhee: Spo-Dee-O-Dee: How to Get It, How to Use It * Young Bill Haley: The Lounge Act That Transcendeth All Knowing * Roy Hall: See, We Was All Drunk * Hardrock Gunter: The Mysterious Pig-Iron Man * Merrill Moore: The Saddle, Rock & Rhythm Man * Skeets McDonald: Whom in the End the Tattooed Lady Slew * The Clovers: Absalom, Absalom! Doo-Wah, Doo-Wah! * The Dominoes: The Glory of Bubbonia * Jackie Brenston: To the Package Store in Style * The Midnighters: From the Sins of Annie to the Twist * Jimmie Logsdon: The Man Without a Subtitle * Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Horror and the Foot-Shaped Ashtray * Wanda Jackson: Laced by Satan, Unlaced by the Lord * Johnny Ace: Number One with a Bullet * Esau Smith: The Hairy and the Smooth * What That Was: A Chronology of the Coming of Rock 'n' Roll * Archaeologia Rockola * Old Noise, New Plastic: Unsung Heroes on Compact Disc * New Sources * Index

About the Author

Nick Tosches is the author of Hellfire, Unsung Heroes of Rock'n' Roll, Power on Earth, Cut Numbers, Dino, and Trinities.

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